Stephen F Austin State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,808
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$11,650
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
8.21%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
65.4%
11,081 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
12,614
80.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
43.8%
1,121 Graduates

About

Stephen F Austin State University is a higher education institution located in Nacogdoches County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stephen F Austin State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (258 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (173 degrees), and Registered Nursing (117 degrees).

In 2017, 2,745 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stephen F Austin State University. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,710 degrees), 3.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (506 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $5,808, which is $-14,925 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $5,808, which is $-14,925 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,650.

In 2017, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,808
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Stephen F Austin State University was $5,808. The cost of tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $-14,925 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,650
2017 Value
2.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Stephen F Austin State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,650. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Stephen F Austin State University grew by 2.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,868
Room and Board
$1,192
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stephen F Austin State University was of $8,868 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,192. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Stephen F Austin State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2016, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.21%
2016 Default Rate
269
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Stephen F Austin State University was 8.21%, which represents 269 out of the 3277 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Stephen F Austin State University received 11,081 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.64% annual decline. Out of those 11,081 applicants, 7,250 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.4% acceptance rate.

There were 12,614 students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University in 2017, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stephen F Austin State University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
7,250
Accepted Out of 11,081

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stephen F Austin State University was 65.4% (7,250 admissions from 11,081 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 62.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.64%, while admissions grew by 2%.

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SAT Scores

73%
Submission Percentage
1,698
Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at Stephen F Austin State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stephen F Austin State University has a total enrollment of 12,614 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University is 10,126 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,488. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stephen F Austin State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.2% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 17% Black or African American, 3.67% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0634% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.3%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Black or African American Female (13.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,614 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University is 10,126 and the part-time enrollment is 2,488. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Stephen F Austin State University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Stephen F Austin State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,342
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,243
  3. Black or African American
    2,139

The enrolled student population at Stephen F Austin State University is 58.2% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 17% Black or African American, 3.67% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0634% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 95 students (0.753%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1007 more women than men received degrees from Stephen F Austin State University. The majority of degree recipients at Stephen F Austin State University are white (1,710 degrees awarded). There were 3.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (506 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stephen F Austin State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (258 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (173 degrees) and Registered Nursing (117 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stephen F Austin State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (197 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (268 degrees), and Human Sciences (156 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (156,666 people), Other managers (99,115 people), Registered nurses (50,471 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (50,262 people), and Physicians (48,013 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (197 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (268 degrees), Human Sciences (156 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), and Agriculture (62 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (197 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (268 degrees), Human Sciences (156 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), and Agriculture (62 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Elementary & secondary schools (275,510 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (165,571 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (133,894 people), Outpatient care centers (65,275 people), and Construction (62,366 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (197 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (268 degrees), Human Sciences (156 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), and Agriculture (62 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Stephen F Austin State University.
Most Common
  1. 258 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 173 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 117 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stephen F Austin State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 258 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 869
  2. 1,876

In 2017, 869 degrees were awarded to men at Stephen F Austin State University, which is 0.463 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,876).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Stephen F Austin State University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.19 times more than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 241 degrees were awarded to women at Stephen F Austin State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 10.5 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 23% of students graduating from Stephen F Austin State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (54.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stephen F Austin State University is Female and Two or More Races (54.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.01% of graduates (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,710 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    506 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    344 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stephen F Austin State University is white (1,710 degrees awarded). There were 3.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (506 degrees).

0.838% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,140 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    570 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    378 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stephen F Austin State University is white female (1,140 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (570 degrees).

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Operations

Stephen F Austin State University has an endowment valued at nearly $81.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.26M (8.88%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Stephen F Austin State University had a total salary expenditure of $221M. Stephen F Austin State University employs 159 Assistant professors, 146 Associate professors, and 102 Professors. Most academics at Stephen F Austin State University are Male Associate professors (87), Male Assistant professors(80), and Female Assistant professors (79).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 189 employees, Service, with 176 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 123 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$81.7M
2017 Endowment
5.78%
growth from 2016

Stephen F Austin State University has an endowment valued at about $81.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Stephen F Austin State University grew 5.78% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $48.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.95M - Federal
  2. $10.8M - State
  3. $571k - Local

As of 2017, Stephen F Austin State University received $3.95M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.8M from state grants and contracts, and $571k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$91.4M
2017 Salaries
1.67%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Stephen F Austin State University paid a median of $91.4M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($221M) and a 1.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.73% decline from 2015 and a 2.05% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36.2M
Instructional Salaries
524
Number of Employees

In 2017, Stephen F Austin State University paid a total of $36.2M to 524 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
159 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
189 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University were Assistant professor with 159 employees; Associate professor with 146 employees; and Associate professor with 102 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University were Office and Administrative Support with 189 employees; Service with 176 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 123 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University was Male Associate professor with 87 employees, Male Assistant professor with 80 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 79 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Stephen F Austin State University.

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